“Okay Diane [my wife], I give up. We’ve been trying to find a smaller house for two years in this stupid Seattle real estate market. It ain’t happening until next spring and I’m buying the cord of wood we need for our fire place to get through the winter (along with some red wine).”
Wood arrives. We get it stacked. Next day (you had to see this coming)- “Jeff, I’ve found our house!”
So she had. The house we’ve now bought went on the market September 28th, we were in escrow on October 12th, closed about ten days later, put our old house on the market (way more fun to be a seller than a buyer in Seattle right now) and moved into the new place November 6th. As the pile of boxes has diminished, I’ve once again turned to what’s going on in the industry.
Two months ago, I got an email from Dave Grant, the owner of Vermin Scooter Shop in Calgary.
“A what kind of shop?!” I thought. Scooter shop. Yep.
Like many of you, I remember all those years ago when scooters first made their appearance. Also like many of you, especially in the skate industry, I expected scooters to be a blip that went away. I recall how they followed the typical and expected trajectory- grew exponentially, got over supplied, crashed. That’s the end of that, many of us thought.